Dan DeSloover from MercyHealth was this week's guest to talk about anxiety and depression in the workplace. 

What's Up, Doc? is a weekly health segment on WROK sponsored by MercyHealth. Each week they highlight a different doctor/healthcare professional to come on our show and talk to us about their specialty. It has turned into one of our favorite segments. All of our doctors have exhibited a "human" side that people don't always get to see with their physicians. We encourage you to check out some of our past episodes here. We've done about 30 of these segments highlighting everything from Lyme disease to hernia repair to finding a health care plan and everything else in between. We've learned a lot and hope you can too.

Dan is another of our guests that had so much fun the first time, they had to come back for a second conversation. Dan is part of MercyHealth's Employee Assistance Program and joined us again to talk about mental health, this time specifically in the workplace.

As we return to a more normal lifestyle in the waning weeks of the pandemic, it is normal to maybe feel a little anxious about returning to work. Whether it's just leaving the comfort of your house again on a regular basis or reintroducing yourself to the social aspect of work, anxiety and depression are something that can grab ahold of people during these transition times.

Dan gives us some calming techniques we can use at work to calm ourselves down, like breathing exercises.

We also walked through how someone can ask for help if they're feeling overwhelmed mentally.

The stigma of mental health problems is less today than before but it's still a difficult decision for anyone to make, Dan gives us the best advice on how to get help if you think you need some.

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